Understanding the challenges business owners often face, we have helped many new, growing and mature businesses as a trusted source for financial advice. From cutting through financial complexity to passing on a legacy and ensuring retirement planning options for employees, our team can create, implement and manage a plan designed to achieve your goals – personally and professionally.
Working with you, we’ll take the time to uncover your unique goals and provide the guidance and solutions to take your business further.
Business planning and valuation
As your planning partner, we can help you develop, implement and monitor a retirement or benefit plan fitting the needs of your business and employees. Our team can also provide valuation analyses for businesses and ESOPs, as well as help you find appropriate insurance coverage for your company. If you’re seeking the most appropriate exit strategies, we can help you value your business, assess the tax implications and position your company for sale.
Business succession and legacy planning
We can help smooth this integral transition by building a plan to address and resolve many important considerations such as helping you decide between transferring ownership to family members, employees or an outside party. Additionally, we can help put an orderly plan in place and navigate pulling funds out of the business in a tax-efficient manner.
Because your business is likely a huge part of your net worth, your estate plan includes a transition strategy for your business. From choosing a successor to sharing your values, we help build a comprehensive plan to facilitate an efficient transfer of wealth to your loved ones or favorite charities. To preserve your assets, we assist you and your estate lawyer in developing and maintaining a customized estate plan that takes into account your overall financial picture.
Selling your business
To get this transition right, we can help you thoroughly prepare and weigh your options carefully. As your trusted advisor, we represent your interests at the bargaining table to help ensure a fair valuation and optimal outcome, positioning you well for the next phase of your life.
Raymond James advisors do not render legal advice. Any legal matters should be handled by a qualified professional.
Investment banking and capital market capabilities
In addition to our own experience and financial knowledge, as a Raymond James client you have access to all the resources of one of the country’s leading financial services firms. For more than 40 years, Raymond James has combined focused research, powerful distribution, and solid investment banking advice to serve the needs of growth companies and investors.
Raymond James is one of the most highly regarded middle-market equity offering and advisory practices in investment banking, comprised of more than 500 capital markets professionals providing all the services of a full-service investment bank with national and international capabilities. In addition, the firm offers access to capital through its merchant banking and venture capital subsidiaries, as well as bond underwriting services for both corporations and municipalities.
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Planning for retirement
As financial advisors and entrepreneurs ourselves, we understand that your retirement needs don’t end with you or your family. We can help you develop, introduce and manage a 401(k) plan suited to the needs of your business and the people who make it successful.
Our team also assists in establishing and maintaining a variety of retirement plans including simplified employee pensions (SEPs), SIMPLE IRAs, profit sharing plans, age-weighted/comparability profit sharing plans, 401(k) plans, 401(k) profit sharing plans, safe-harbor 401(k) plans, owner only/one-person 401(k) plans and defined benefit pensions.
Managing risk effectively
Protecting your personal wealth and your business from legal and physical risks is imperative, which is why we design your custom wealth management plan with an eye on risk management. We develop scenarios to manage for the unexpected with a robust understanding of key person insurance and health insurance for your employees. With regular portfolio, insurance and estate plan reviews, our team aims to keep your objectives on track – even when the unexpected happens.